Single purpose API
BBVA and Sutor Bank have opened APIs to third parties on the heels of Capital One doing the same last week. They join a growing list of banks that are exploring open API platforms but, does this signal a trend? There are roadblocks to open platforms, namely the banks themselves.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Credit Cards, Health, Blogging and Wearables. Featured today are three APIs from Capital One, that were announced earlier today. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
U.S. bank Capital One has launched a developer portal and three new open APIs in a move that signals a significant shift in open banking platforms. Demonstrating their desire for street cred and aiming to appeal to developers directly, the announcement was made at SXSW in Austin, Texas yesterday.
Acuant Web Services
||The Web Services API offers document processing that auto-populate its information into an application. Acuant is a Los Angeles based identity solutions provider. Automotive, eCommerce, healthcare,...||Identity||09.19.2016|
||The Confirm authentication platform allows developers to integrate government issued IDs verification functionalities with their applications. This allows businesses to certify a client's identity...||Authentication||08.30.2016|
||The Watchful Swagger API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Watchful with other applications and websites. Example API methods enable developers to backup, upgrade, and...||Web Site Management||08.30.2016|
||The Lookups API offers information about a phone number such as region-specific formatting, carrier details, and caller name information. Each request can obtain 1 or more types of data. This API...||Telephony||08.23.2016|
||The Flutterwave API is a new payment solution that allows anyone in Africa to accept payments - essentially Paypal for Africa. Available in JSON architecture with secure HTTPS protocol.||Payments||08.23.2016|